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Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection (NRRL - Northern Regional Research Laboratory) Database

The ARS Culture Collection is one of the largest public collections of microorganisms in the world, containing approximately 93,000 strains of bacteria and fungi. The collection is split into subcollections of molds, prokaryotes, and yeasts. In addition, the online catalog is searchable by genus, species, subvar type, and subspecies.

The collection is housed within the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois. The scientists and staff of the ARS Culture Collection conduct and facilitate microbiological research that advances agricultural production, food safety, public health, and economic development. These goals are pursued through in-house research that improves understanding and utilization of microbiological diversity and through efforts to enhance the value and accessibility of microbial accessions in the Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection.

Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-534.375 -83.520162383532, -534.375 85.121389710745, -165.9375 85.121389710745, -165.9375 -83.520162383532))
USDA/ARS, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 1941
Contact Name
Broders, Kirk
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service